Nicola Rochon Trainee Solicitor

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Contact Details

Nicola Rochon is a Trainee Solicitor in our Employment team based in Southampton. 

Main areas of practice 

Nicola assists the team on a wide range of intellectual property disputes including trade mark, passing off, design right, copyright and domain name disputes. Nicola also has experience in the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications, watch services and the preparation of cease and desist letters.

Nicola has experience in construction, contractual and professional negligence disputes for insured high net worth individuals and businesses.

Significant experience

Preparation of evidence of acquired distinctiveness in support of a UK trade mark Application that had been rejected as being descriptive and/or otherwise lacking in distinctive character. The preparation of extensive evidence resulted in the application proceeding to publication.

  • Preparation and filing of trade mark applications and oppositions.
  • Acting in claims against architects and contractors in relation to substandard construction works.
  • Organising and attending Mediations regarding contractor's breach of contract and negligence.

Expertise

Nicola’s Blog

Success for New Balance in China trade mark dispute

A recent case demonstrates the growing support Courts in China are beginning to show towards brand owners. Click here to read about New Balance's success in court.

Sharing photos online – the risks of Copyright Infringement

Could sharing other people's photos on social media amount to copyright infringement? Our expert has put together a few tips so you can avoid being in a position where you are being accused of copyright infringement.

Night club owner faces prison sentence due to ongoing Copyright Infringement

A night club owner has been sentenced to three months imprisonment on a suspended sentence, in addition to payment of £5,177 damages to the claimant and £17,000 in costs, for playing sound recordings in public without a licence in contempt of court.

Articles by Nicola

How will the GDPR affect the processing of employee health information?

News

With the GDPR due to come into effect later this month, HR departments need to be careful when processing data relating to an employee’s health – even if they have the employee’s consent to do so.

Customs and counterfeits in the EU

Article

A report by the European Commission on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights provides an insight into the scope and extent of intellectual property rights infringement in the EU. Our expert explains the report.

Success in company names tribunal application

News

After noticing that several companies had similar names to their company name, our team took the case to the Company Names Tribunal, here is an overview of the case.

Related Knowledge & Resources

The "after party" – could employers be liable for what goes on?

With employers planning Christmas parties, or indeed any kind of "works do", we look at a case where the employer was held vicariously liable for an employee's actions when those at the office party moved on to another venue where a fight broke out.

Consent and Direct Marketing: What is informed consent in the UK? The decision of the First-tier Tribunal in Xerpla Ltd v The Information Commissioner

In this article, our expert Simon Stokes looks at what is informed consent in the UK in relation to the decision of the First-tier Tribunal in Xerpla Ltd v The Information Commissioner.

UK patent fees set to increase from April this year

After consulting on changes to patent fees last year, the UK's Intellectual Property Office ('the IPO') has now confirmed that UK patent fees will increase as of 6 April 2018...

Recovering outstanding berthing fees – a guide for marinas and boatyards

Blake Morgan provides a helpful guide for Marinas and Boat Yards on recovering outstanding berthing fees.

Guide to Defamation claims

Blake Morgan's complete guide to Defamation claims - what you should know when thinking of bringing a claim of reputation damage.

Guide to IP Services

The complete guide to Intellectual Property Services that Blake Morgan can provide.